City to vote on proposed 2 percent hike in restaurant tax
Published: July 9,2013
BRANDON — Residents are heading to the polls in Brandon to vote on a 2 percent restaurant tax that would raise the 7 percent sales tax to 9 percent on prepared food and beverages.
If approved, the gross proceeds from the tax will go toward developing tourism and recreation in the city.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Tuesday’s voting will take place at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mayor Butch Lee said the tax will be instrumental in “reclaiming downtown.” He said he wants to renovate and encourage more commerce to come to the area.
Other cities in Rankin County have assessed the 2 percent tax for several years. Pearl is the most recent city to pass such a referendum eight years ago in 2005.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- WILLOUGHBY: Mayo Flynt leads AT&T Mississippi by enjoying both work and workers
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating today
- 'Blue Economy' important for Mississippi's future
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option